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The Clarinet Overview - Buying a Clarinet

WHAT TO LOOK FORThe clarinet is a very versatile reed instrument, used in both chamber and orchestral music. It was Mozart's favourite, and like the saxophone produced many great jazz players such as Sidney Bechet and Benny Goodman.There are many different types of clarinet, but the Bflat soprano clarinet is by far the most common. Cheaper clarinets are made from man made materials and are generally the best choice for beginners - more expensive models are made from hardwoods like ebony, and are suitable fo...

 


Leading Quality Instruments Such As A Yamaha Student Trumpet

Are you currently trying to find a brand new trumpet to play? It's essential to understand that there are various different models of trumpets available. You have to have the best trumpet for your skill level and expertise. Before you get a trumpet, you need to identify your level of skill. It's crucial that you make an informed decision if you purchase a trumpet.Whenever you first beginning to discover how to play the trumpet, you need to learn the way to play on a beginner trumpet. When looking for a trum...

 


Is It a B-Flat Trombone or a C Trombone?

(For the examples in this article, pitches are defined as middle C = C4.)Do You Have to Transpose Music For a B-Flat Trombone? How Do Different Instruments Transpose?So, What Is a B-Flat Tenor Trombone?Most trombones are called "B-flat trombones" because they are built to play a B-flat when in first position. In other words, the fundamental of the horn is a B-flat. Now, when a B-flat trumpet plays a note in open position (no valves pushed down), the note produced is also a B-flat. So B-flat trombones and B-...

 


Making The Famous Bagpipes

I love the sound of bagpipes myself even though I am of Native American and French origin. Lets take a look at what creates the unique sound of bagpipes.All bagpipes are made with an air supply, a bag, and a chanter. More sophisticated bagpipes may also include more chanters and drones to enhance the sound.The most common method of supplying air to the bag is by a blowpipe, into which the player blows. The blowpipe can be fitted with a non-return valve, or the player can close the tip of the blowpipe with t...

 


The King Of Jazz Clarinet Benny Goodman

Born May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Benjamin David Goodman would grow up to be known as the King of Swing. He was the ninth born and had eleven siblings. His musical career began at the young age of ten when his father decided to enroll Benny and his two older brothers in Kehelah Jacob Synagogue where they took music lessons and he later benefited from lessons given to him by Franz Schoepp, who was a classical clarinetist. With Benny's interest and passion for playing, it was not long before he was playing profes...

 


The Saxophone Family of Instruments

The saxophone is a wonderful instrument that adds depth and variety to many pieces of music. It is a woodwind instrument and it uses a single reed attached to its mouthpiece. The reed vibrates as the air passes through it to allowing the saxophone to produce its great sound. In the early 1800's, Adolphe Sax noticed that there was a bit of a gap between the brass and woodwind sections of the orchestra. The gap was produced because of the relatively quiet sounds produced by the woodwinds and the lack of vers...

 




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